Michelle Malkin, whose default setting is Enraged, is currently in a tizzy over the latest cover of Time, which features a tree being raised Iwo Jima style. She doesn’t disapprove of all uses of the Iwo Jima flag raising–she reproduces an editorial cartoon that uses the image to show Democrats trying to surrender “before we win” in Iraq.
Her view is that for Time to use a visual metaphor to suggest that addressing global warming will be the Moral Equivalent of War, to coin a phrase, is the Thoughtcrime of “trivializ[ing] . . . war imagery . . . in pursuit of eco-propaganda.” But using the same image to suggest that the views of a majority of Americans (that we have lost in Iraq) amounts to treason is OK.